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Contemporary Music Center Program (CMP)

Off Campus Opportunity

Are you passionate about music? Learn how you can earn Northwestern credits while studying off campus.

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The Contemporary Music Center provides students with the opportunity to live and work in the refining context of community while seeking to understand how God will have them integrate music, faith, and business.

The program offers three tracks: Artist, Business, and Technical. Students within each of the tracks receive instruction, experience, and a uniquely Christ-centered perspective on creativity and the marketplace, while working together to mount and execute a week-long tour at the end of the semester.

Each track includes coursework, labs, directed study, and a practicum. Students earn 16 semester hours of credit. Get more details at CMC.


The Artist Track is tailored to students considering careers as vocalists, musicians, songwriters, recording artists, performers and producers.


The Business Track is designed for business, arts management, marketing, communications, and related majors interested in possible careers as artist managers, agents, record company executives, music publishers, concert promoters and entertainment industry entrepreneurs.


The Technical Track prepares students for careers in live sound, concert lighting, and studio recording.

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